Chili

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Lyrics by More Or Les
Leslie Seaforth (SOCAN)

The episode begins as I walk out my crib,
and reach in my pocket - yo, there's my list. It's
two green peppers, one can of chickpeas,
small can of corn nibblets, a can of kidney beans -

preferably red. As for the rest, a large carrot,
a large yellow onion and mush rooms in two packets,
Veggie Ground Round, cooking oil, cooking sherry,
hot sauce, cayenne pepper, curry powder. Now I’m ready

to chop some veggies - get them all diced up. Get the
pot on medium on the stove heating. Then
add oil and sherry - a tablespoon each, then I can
add carrots and onions, and stir ‘til they reach

translucency. Yo, that means light can pass through them.
Next is the veggie ground round. I keep it moving
so it won't stick or burn - I just want it hot.
Once I got that sorted, pour water into the pot –

half cup. Then add those veggies I chopped up,
add stuff from the cans, but man, it's not done.
Drop some of the spices in it. How much is up to me.
My advice in this is, "hot enough it's stuck with me

for a few minutes after I've eaten. That stuff needs heating
for fifty minutes. And that's what a decent
pot of vegan chili is. Have it wit' bread or rice,
Let it sit in the fridge two days later? twice as nice.
And yo,

REFRAIN:
What I’ve got is gonna’ last, 'cause it's a big pot of chili!
What I’ve got is gonna’ last about a week or two - you with me?
What I’ve got is gonna’ last in the freezer or the fridge.
Good vegan chili that'll stick to your ribs.
Good in the winter if you live in cold digs. Y’dig?

REFRAIN repeats.

© 2012, Leslie Seaforth.

credits

from Mastication, released September 4, 2012
L. Seaforth, T. Onyszczak (SOCAN)
Raps: More Or Les
Production: More Or Les
Associate Producer: Measuring Man

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More Or Les Toronto

With five critically-acclaimed releases, international touring under his belt, over a decade of performances & a feature on the latest album of UK Hip Hop band The Herbaliser, MC, Producer & DJ More Or Les is a Hip Hop triple threat. Music videos & previous releases can also be found on iTunes, MuchMusic, MusiquePlus, YouTube & www.moreorles.ca. ... more

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